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14 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service

The global minimum corporate tax rate will be mildly credit negative for sovereigns that have used tax policy as a key component of a broader competitiveness strategy to attract investment, such as Ireland, Hungary and many Caribbean countries, which typically have corporate tax rates below 15%.

13 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Gary Lau of the Corporate Finance team and Michael Taylor of the Credit Strategy & Research team discuss China Evergrande’s financial troubles and the credit implications for China’s property market, banks, government and potential spillovers to the global economy.

14 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Our survey results show that the higher education sector as a whole is strengthening its response to cyber risk, but large universities, especially private US-based institutions, generally are better prepared for a cyberattack, helped by considerable financial assets.

20 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Get in-depth analyses and thought leadership on what’s up ahead for North American banks as they navigate climate risks, European financial institutions as they confront post-pandemic profitability challenges, and Asian banks as they face a rapidly changing environment and uneven recovery.

13 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Ahead of the COP 26 conference in Glasgow, analysts Lev Dorf, Brandan Holmes and Vanessa Robert explain why banks, insurance companies and asset managers are under pressure to reduce exposure to carbon-intensive industries. Indeed Moody's has estimated that G20 financial institutions are exposed to carbon transtion risk to the tune of $22 trillion. However, financial institutions will need to play a vital role in financing the shift to net zero, and in this epsiode our analysts discuss what new areas of economic growth are emerging.​

12 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Banks, insurers and asset managers face rising pressure to set clear goals for reaching net-zero financed emissions. They must tread a cautious path between lending to and investing in green businesses and new technologies, while funding corporate clients in carbon-intensive sectors that are transitioning to low-carbon business models.

14 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Revolver and leveraged-loan maturities through 2026 drove speculative-grade refunding needs to a record in our latest review. Near-term refinancing needs are low and market conditions still favorable, but refinancing risks are climbing on higher total maturities, credit quality that is improving but is still worse than before the pandemic, and expectations of tighter monetary policy.

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Moody's Credit Outlook

Austria's leadership change likely ensures policy continuity, but underlines governance issues

Modern Land's proposal to extend maturity of its $250 million bond is credit negative

China's power cuts add to stress on economic growth, certain sectors and supply chains

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Kicking the Can Not Too Far Down the Road

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U.S. Changes Overwhelmingly Positive

Source: Moody's Analytics